visit the following sites
a) Write a good
definition of racial
segregation in your book. Try and include
both prejudice or racism as well as economic motives in
b) Explain what
Crow Laws were.
4. At the following site click
the different historic Civil Rights places on the map of the United
States. Pick one
that you find
interesting and records the main facts about the event that happened
to make this site famous.
Later in class
you may be asked to report your findings on this event and site to
the rest of the
Right:Federal paratroopers escort African
American pupils to Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.
thousand paratroopers had been called by President Eisenhower to
restore order and escort nine black students safely to class. Sept.
26,1957. Find out what happened in Little Rock, Arkansas that led to
the President sending in Paratroopers.
|6. In 1964
three civil rights workers were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in
Mississippi. Their deaths shocked the United States' public
and Congress and helped pass the landmark
Rights Act of 1964 .a) Find out
what this Bill made Southern White businesses do. b)Watch the
movie Mississippi Burning and then find out what part the FBI
played in the story of the Civil Rights movement in America.
Police used dogs to quell civil unrest in Birmingham police
commissioner "Bull" Connor also allowed fire hoses to be turned on
young civil rights demonstrators. This caused a public outcry across
Visit the following site and then record in your book the three
stages or phases that Martin Luther King went through in leading the Civil
Right:After black students
were refused service in the whites-only cafeteria in Montgomery, a
white man swings a baseball bat at a shopper Alabama,1960.
(Source: Charles Moore)
1962. Local Lawmen show what they plan to do to U.S.
Marshals, sent to assure the admission of James Meredith as the
first black first black student at the
University of Mississippi .
Research and a)write a brief outline history of the Ku
Klux Klan in America. b) find out the
number of black
Americans lynched by
Luther King Jr. was attracted to the philosophy of Mohandas
Gandhi. Research Gandhi's life and philosophy and
explain how the two men's approaches and beliefs were similar.
Later discuss Gandhi’s views in class and why King adopted
|11. Visit the following
site and then briefly explain in your book what the Freedom
Rides were. |
http://www.core-online.org/History/freedom%20rides.htm Congress of Racial Equality
Research and write a brief outline history of the Aparthied
System that was used until recent times in south Africa. For quick reference:
9 See what happened, during the civil rights
Often it was the poorly educated or unskilled white labourers of the
South, that were the most violent in their
attempts to stop blacks getting civil rights and a better education.
Explain why you think this was the case.
Left: Hundreds of students
came to racially tense Mississippi to push for fair voter
registration policies and other education projects. June 29,
Optional extension research:
was Rosa Parks and when did she die
b) Why has she been described as "the woman
who changed a nation"?